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4 Ways to Make Your Cabin More Energy Efficient

You work hard for your money. The last thing you want to do is to waste that money paying for higher-than-necessary utility bills. That's why it's so important to make changes to your cabin so that it works for you rather than against you when it comes to saving energy. To help you succeed on the road to lower utility bills, here are four ways to make your cabin more energy-efficient.

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Added by Anica Oaks on July 27, 2020 at 1:10pm — No Comments

Surface Mount Electrical

New here so go easy! 

Bought a cabin (21 x 17') that was built 20 years ago and never finished. Builder did not pre drill or route during build for electrical.

I am wanting to surface mount all the electrical just around the perimeter of the logs (one room) and was hoping to use FMC conduit to all the electrical boxes.  

Has anybody done this? Is EMT the better route? 

Thanks,

Mark

Added by MARK FLEMMING on July 27, 2020 at 12:46pm — No Comments

Keeping Pests Out of Your Cabin Retreat Even When You're Not There

Humans are not the only species to enjoy rural cabin getaways. Pests of all kinds love to invade rustic retreats in any season but especially in winter. If your cabin sits empty for part of the year, you will need to take preventative measures to keep insects, rodents, and wildlife…

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Added by Anita Ginsburg on July 23, 2020 at 7:07pm — No Comments

How Is Plumbing Installed By A Plumber In Houses?

What a plumbing system does?

Plumbing is a system that includes pipes, tanks, fixtures, and valves to convey fluids. It is usually installed in a new building or replaced in old ones.  

Why should we hire a plumber to install a house plumbing?…

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Added by Anna Wrench on July 23, 2020 at 3:14am — No Comments

How to Keep Your Cabin Comfy and Cool in the Summer

Cabins are often the perfect destination for a summer trip, vacation, or holiday. While a comfy cabin can turn even a weekend trip into a more enjoyable experience, lacking an effective way to beat the heat can turn even the best planned summer getaway into a real ordeal. Learning how to keep your cabin comfy and cool in the summer could be easier than you…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on July 22, 2020 at 11:00am — No Comments

Tips for Choosing a Deck Builder

If you plan on hiring a deck builder, you must put in effort to ensure that they are the right fit for the job. They should be able to deliver the results you want at the right price. Keep the following tips in mind to find the right deck builder. 

  1. Get Recommendations

The best way to find a good deck builder is through recommendations from family, friends, and coworkers. Getting a few recommendations will make the search process easier for…

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Added by Umair Amjad on July 18, 2020 at 12:17am — No Comments

4 Signs You Need to Have Your Cabin Re-Piped

Your pipes are a crucial lifeline to your cabin, carrying water to sinks, toilets, bathtubs, washers, dishwashers, and more. Therefore, if your pipes begin to have problems, it can really disrupt your normal living patterns. It's important, then, that you know when it's time to replace your pipes to help restore your plumbing system's normal operation. As a starting point, here are four signs that you might see that indicate you need to have your cabin…

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Added by Anica Oaks on July 7, 2020 at 4:16pm — No Comments

Enjoying the Great Outdoors From the Comfort of Your Cabin

The outdoors can be beautiful to admire, explore, and be immersed in nature's majesty. This is one of the reasons why a lot of people get cabins in the woods. However, not everyone is physically able to enjoy the outdoors, and some people simply prefer to stay indoors. However, you…

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Added by Anita Ginsburg on July 6, 2020 at 4:07pm — No Comments

First time log home owner overwhelmed, many questions, please help!

Hello everyone, 35 year old male first time home owner here. Transplant from Long Island to Central Ny. I bought my first home, a log home built in 2002 in central new york to follow my family up here. It is a lot cheaper than long island and i am able to ride atv, hunt, homestead etc right in my yard. I have a feeling I should have had a log home inspector do my inspection instead of the general home inspector that my real estate agent suggested.



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Added by Joseph DeMato on July 3, 2020 at 9:03am — 1 Comment

July 2020 Honest Abe Living Online Today

Featured in the July Honest Abe Living is a log home built for a south Florida couple whose dream was an escape to a small town and how Honest Abe made it come true.
Planning for a new baby? Molly Cooper of Cooper & Company design…
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Added by Honest Abe Log Homes on July 1, 2020 at 7:00pm — No Comments

How to Prevent Your Home from Getting Too Hot to Handle This Summer

While most people welcome sunshine and warmer weather, the humidity and blazing temperatures can be unbearable. Thankfully, there are ways that you can prevent your home from heating up so that you can stay comfortable and cool inside.

Close Curtains and Blinds

While it’s good to let the sunshine in during the early morning hours, closing the blinds and curtains can help keep the heat at bay during peak times. Between noon to 5 pm, closing the windows off can reduce the…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on June 30, 2020 at 7:50pm — No Comments

Why You Should Put a Tile Roof on Your Cabin This Year

One of the most important parts of a cabin is the roof. The roof helps to protect the rest of the structure from the elements. Without it, it would not be a shelter at all. It also makes a big impact on the visual impressions others get of the cabin. The right roof helps create its overall aesthetic. Choosing a roof for a cabin can be difficult. There…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on June 29, 2020 at 11:55am — No Comments

5 Ways You Can Protect Your Home from Water Damage

Homeownership comes with various responsibilities. Most importantly, it’s essential to safeguard your home from natural disasters. If you neglect to protect your abode in the event of a hurricane, tropical storm, or heavy rain, it’s liable to suffer water damage. Here are some tips on how you can prevent water damage from wreaking havoc on your…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on June 25, 2020 at 7:48pm — No Comments

4 Places Mold Can Creep in That You Need to Watch Out For

Damp and poorly ventilated areas are the perfect breeding grounds for mold in any residential dwelling. When mold gets into your cabin, it can become a serious health hazard. What is worse is that mold can provoke more than simple allergic reactions. Here are four key areas in your cabin to be watching out for mold growth.

Mold in Your Basement

Basements are a…

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Added by Anica Oaks on June 23, 2020 at 12:57pm — No Comments

Just How to Care For New Sod Lawns

You need to take care of brand-new sod grass. Sod is living as well as taking a breath and also it can die. You must never ever arrange a shipment of sod till you prepare to install it. Sod must never ever be saved for more than a number of days, or all you will certainly have is a bunch of dust and dead grass!

When you go to purchase sod, you must see to it is freshly reduced. You ought to likewise search for sod that has actually been grown on soil that is similar to the dirt in…

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Added by Carlos Whitney on June 23, 2020 at 8:00am — No Comments

Buying Guide For Bedroom Furniture

Of all the hassles and nuances you go through choosing the right bedroom furniture and furniture for your home, getting into a "tangled" situation can be the worst. It can happen when you buy furniture without looking for practical details of your home, or a particular room, the bedroom, for example. Buying bedding, bedroom mirrors, and storage furniture like cabinets and dressers can be tricky. The kind of practical problems you face when buying furniture is different from the world of…

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Added by Carlos Whitney on June 22, 2020 at 10:52pm — No Comments

How to Improve Your Cabin's Air Flow

When it comes to that summertime or winter cabin, you probably love the view and the coziness it provides. However, that stench of stale air when you walk in the door can have you regretting your vacation. To ensure that the next time you walk into your cabin it smells of fresh air, here are some tips to enhance its…

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Added by Brooke Chaplan on June 18, 2020 at 2:21pm — No Comments

Things to Remind Before Roofing Repairs

The roof is a vital part of building as it protects the interiors from all kinds of odds. Besides the roof of a house keep the people residing in the house from all severe climatic conditions. It is due to this reason that the roof of a house should be durable enough to bear any blow. However, despite their robustness, a roof might be prone to a great deal of damage. Some of the most common natural phenomena that tend to damage roofs are hail storms and…

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Added by Zoe Sewell on June 16, 2020 at 6:58am — No Comments

Plumbing Backed up in Your Log Cabin? 5 Tips for Maintenance

A log cabin is perfect for folks who enjoy life in the country. To prevent a plumbing backup, it’s important to properly maintain your water system. Here are a few tips to keep in mind.

Be Careful About What You Flush

Never make the mistake of using your toilet as a trash can. Other than your “business”, the only thing you should flush down the toilet is bathroom tissue. Even baby wipes can cause a clog in your log cabin’s sewage line. Some of the other items to keep out of…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on June 10, 2020 at 12:34pm — No Comments

4 Aspects of Your Cabin You Need to Check Up on Every Summer

When summer rolls around, it can be tempting to simply break out the sunscreen and enjoy time spent outside. Before you can relax, though, you need to make sure your cabin is ready for summer, too. After all, winter can cause a lot of issues to anything that sits outside year-round. To help make your summer preparations faster, here are four aspects of your cabin you need to check up on every summer.

Irrigation…

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Added by Anica Oaks on June 8, 2020 at 3:22pm — No Comments

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